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More self storage space proposed in Poulsbo

pro-guard-siteWith limited development land available, self storage companies are building up to meet demand. 

That’s the case in Poulsbo where Pro-Guard has proposed a new three-story storage building on the site of its existing facility at 20554 Little Valley Road NE, near Central Market.

The 45,000-square-foot structure would replace a portion of RV parking on the property, according to a notice of application issued by the city.

Pro-Guard submitted the site plan review application Oct. 5. The city will accept comments on the proposal through Nov. 11.

Pro-Guard’s proposal is one of several possible storage developments in the north end of the county.

Urban Self Storage recently submitted an application for a multi-story storage building near Safeway in Poulsbo. On Bainbridge, Urban is considering plans for self storage on Day Road near Highway 305.

U-Haul closes Port Orchard store

soh_uhaul_logoU-Haul closed its Port Orchard location on Sept. 8, just a few months after it opened.

The Olney Avenue U-Haul store shut down because the company was unable to obtain an extension on its contract to purchase the property and its lease ended, according to a news release.

The store had been providing truck and trailer rentals, as well as moving supplies.

South Kitsap residents won’t have to travel far to find U-Haul trucks. The moving and storage giant operates stores in Gorst and Bremerton, and works with several independent dealers in the area.

The county recently approved plans for a large U-Haul self storage center in Gorst.

Application filed for Poulsbo storage facility


A self storage company is moving ahead with plans for a four-story facility near Safeway in Poulsbo.

self.storageSite plan and critical area permit applications were filed for a 90,000-square-foot facility to be constructed on 2.55 acres at the southwest corner of Lincoln Road and 10th Avenue, according to a notice published this month by the city.

The hillside site is situated just east of Highway 305 and south of Safeway.

Two floors of the building would be above ground on the east (uphill side of the property), with two stories below ground.

All four stories would be above ground on the west (downhill) side.

Customers would access the facility from Lincoln Road and 10th Avenue.

A 100-foot buffer would protect the south fork of Dogfish Creek on the southwest corner of the property.

The applicant is Urban Self Storage of Seattle, which also operates facilities near Keyport and on Bainbridge Island. A subsidiary of Urban Self Storage bought the Poulsbo property from Union Bank in 2014 for $545,000, according to county documents.

Building rendering by Jackson | Main Architecture, via the city of Poulsbo.

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U-Haul storage center approved in Gorst

U-HAUL LOGOA familiar name in moving is putting down roots in Gorst.

U-Haul recently purchased a storage center inside the triangle formed by the junction of Highway 3 and Highway 16.

Now the county has approved a project to expand the existing facility with a three-story, 50,000-square-foot storage building and attached warehouse.

u-haul.gorstNotice of administrative conditional use permit approval was posted May 18. 

The facility will provide climate-controlled storage and moving vehicle rentals, according to the notice.

Storage facilities seem to be sprouting up all over these days.

Construction on one self storage complex is underway on Randall Way in Silverdale. It’s set to open next winter.

Meanwhile, a Seattle company is considering a three-story facility by Safeway in Poulsbo.

Plans for three-story self storage building floated in Poulsbo


Building rendering by Jackson | Main Architecture, via the city of Poulsbo.

A Seattle self storage company is considering building a three-story self storage facility across the street from Safeway in Poulsbo.

self.storageThe city received pre-application materials this month for a 90,000-square-foot complex proposed at 927 NE Lincoln Road, between Highway 305 and 10th Avenue.

Plans include office space and a caretaker apartment. Access would be from Lincoln and 10th.

The applicant is Urban Self Storage of Seattle. A subsidiary of Urban Self Storage bought the 2.6-acre property from Union Bank in 2014 for $545,000, according to county documents.

Company representative Travis Ameche said initial feasibility studies are underway for the Poulsbo site. Urban Self Storage also operates facilities near Keyport and on Bainbridge Island.

A pre-application conference for the Poulsbo proposal is scheduled for May 31.

In other Poulsbo development news, ambitious plans for a Best Western hotel near Central Market have been dropped due to challenges, the architect for the project confirmed this week.

Costco expansion, self storage construction underway in Silverdale

costcoSilverdale Costco is celebrating 30 years with a makeover.

An expansion project is now well underway at the Mickelberry Road store, and work will continue for the next few months, assistant manager Jeff Gagliardi said. (Click on my haphazard illustration for a rough overview).

costcoContractors are adding 13,000 square feet of footprint to the back of the warehouse.

The new store space could be open for use as early as next week. Gagliardi said the expansion is simply to keep pace with growth.

“The standard Costco footprint has evolved quite a bit,” he said.

Meanwhile, a new fuel station is being built at the east end of the parking lot. The future station will be bigger than the original, with nine gas pumps divided between three islands. (No diesel though. I asked).

Gagliardi said the fuel station should be open by early May. The original station will be replaced by parking and a water catchment system. Work in the parking lot will wrap up sometime around June.

Portions of the lot are closed during construction. Gagliardi said he knew the barricades were a nuisance for customers.

“We’ll be happy when thats done,” he said.

The overall project will be completed later this summer, when the store’s freezer area is upgraded.

Self storage going in on Randall Way


A lot near Target will soon be home to a self storage complex.

The facility, under construction at 3442 Randall Way, will open next winter, according to sign at the site.

County permitting docs indicate the three-story, 88,500-square-foot complex will be constructed in two phases. A 1,000-square-foot office will be built alongside the storage units.

The 3.3-acre property was previously slated for 99 senior housing units.

U-Haul moving into Gorst location

U-HAUL LOGOU-Haul is rolling into Gorst.

The moving and storage giant recently bought Bayview Mini Storage, at the intersection of Highway 3 and Highway 16. (The $1.8 million purchase was part of my February commercial sales roundup).

The 4-acre property includes seven one-story self-storage buildings and a 500-square-foot office. There are also 79 RV spaces. The company will offer truck and trailer rentals, storage and U-Box moving and storage services.

U-Haul is touting the purchase as part of its “building green initiative,” which emphasizes infilling existing buildings rather than constructing new facilities.

For more information on U-Haul Moving and Storage of Bremerton and Gorst, call (360) 377-8900 or visit the website for the location.

United Moving marks 50 years with open house

unitedUnited Moving & Storage of Bremerton is a half-century old this year.

The Fuson Road company is celebrating the milestone with an open house from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday. The event includes refreshments and a meet-and-greet with the founding owners and staff.

United provides moving services for corporations, private residents and military households. It has offices in Bremerton and San Bernardino, Calif.

See the company’s page on Facebook for more information on the anniversary open house.

Harper Pier, Reliable Storage expansion among recent building projects approved



A whole bundle of flashy commercial building projects were approved in the first three months of 2014. Not so many in the second three months.

These were the projects that stood out as we looked over building permits issued in April, May and June this year:

  • Nine permits were issued by Kitsap County for Reliable Storage buildings in the Spring Creek/Mullenix area of South Kitsap. Total valuation: $2.3 million.
  • The county also gave a green light for the reconstruction of Harper Pier (pictured above during demolition), a Port of Bremerton project. Valuation: $458,880.

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Reliable Storage expanding in South Kitsap


Poulsbo-based Reliable Storage is gradually expanding its South Kitsap facility.

The company earned county approval for its next phase of construction at its Spring Creek Road yard, which includes the addition of seven buildings, 20 covered RV spaces and an RV dump.

The facility opened in 2011 with seven buildings and outdoor storage. The company added 35 uncovered RV spaces last summer.

The build out will continue over the next couple of years, said Jim Hetrick, senior operations manager for Reliable. Hetrick said the South Kitsap yard is filled to capacity and covered storage is especially in demand.

“Business has been great, and the Port Orchard community has been wonderful,”he said.

Reliable Storage has seven locations in Kitsap.